President Hassan Sheikh announces the troops in Eritrea will return soon


MOGADISHU [SMN] – The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced that all the troops trained in Eritrea will return to the country in the coming weeks.


Mohamud said that the first batch of soldiers will arrive in Mogadishu by the end of December and the remaining units will be redeployed in January next year.

The President visited the troops estimated 5,000 twice at their training camps in Eritrea since his election in May this year.

He had a meeting with the President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki and discussed how to bring the soldiers back to their country.

The recruits were sent by the former government led by Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo for secret training.


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